|Global Wind Speed : Image of the Day - NASA -- Animation courtesy eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/ SSE project|
Global maps of average wind speed help researchers determine where to develop wind energy. Wind turbines (high-tech windmills) can generate power in places far from power plants and without an electricity grid--but planners need to know where there is sufficient wind for the turbines to operate efficiently. A team at NASA's Langley Research Center developed these maps, and maps of solar insolation, and provide them free of charge...
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